The last year or so has been muy tough on my beloved city of Anaheim, and not just because of trigger-happy cops and a nation discovering its stratified reality. There's also the matter of an ACLU lawsuit alleging the violation of voting rights against Latinos, a lawsuit I cannot stand by. Not only is the racial argument that Latinos need Latinos to represent them preposterous--as I've said many times before, the best possible politician Latinos in the city can have is longtime activist Duane Roberts--but two of the plaintiffs, Amin David and Jose Moreno of Los Amigos, helped get Anaheim in its current mess by long playing footsie with Dark Lord Curt Pringle. And let's not forget Moreno tried to get Chapman University to pull me as a conference speaker because he doesn't want anyone to think of him as anything else as OC's Great Brown Hope, an assertion as laughable as me becoming a Balboa Bay Club member.
I am for district elections though, and that was the main thrust of my weekly "Orange County Line" segment for KCRW-FM 89.9. I was far more polite on public radio than I am here, obviously, although I did sneak in my usual reference about Pringle being the whitest man alive. Enjoy!